Hi, I’m Kortney Kikiloi-Borthwick, and I am very honored to be today’s guest blog writer. Stephen and I have been friends for the past four years.
UH football has been a big part of my life for the past 26 years. Did I mention that I am 29?
From the age of 3, my dad started taking me to football games. I loved cheering, yelling “defense” when I had no idea what defense was, and getting churros and souvenirs. At a very young age, I was hooked on football, and all the fun that came with it.
Tailgating was always a family affair with my dad, uncles and cousins. My uncles taught us kids how to play blackjack, blocks, and bet on the attendance of each game. I do blame them for my love of gambling (for amusement purposes only, of course). And nothing beats the great food you’d eat at our tailgates. Tasty chicken and oyster sauce steak, just to name a few.
Football has been a tradition for my dad and I. We never missed a game. As I got older, I learned more about the game and how it’s played. I am in love with football! I am honestly depressed when the season is over.
This will be my 27th season of UH football, and I can’t wait for it to get started. I started bringing my first daughter to the games when she was 3, and this year my second born will start coming as well. I don’t expect to miss a game anytime soon.